The mercury shattered all records for the month of March in Jammu city with winter capital of J-K recording an all-time high of 37.3 degrees Celsius on Sunday.
The city’s previous high of 37.2 degrees Celsius was recorded 76 years ago on 31-March-1945.
“At 37.3°C, Jammu broke the all-time maximum temperature record of 37.2°C recorded earlier on 31.3.1945 ( 76 year ago),” a meteorological department official said.
“From last 3-4 days, weather remained mainly fair and clear in J&K due to absence of any low pressure system or any localized weather system,” he said.
“Dry and hot weather is likely to prevail for next few days as well.”
He said no significant weather was expected during next one week except cloudiness to chances of light rain/snow over “extreme higher reaches” of North Western and Northern parts of J&K during night of March 20.
Meanwhile, Srinagar, the summer capital of J-K recorded maximum of 25.0°C while Qazigund recorded 26.5°C, Pahalgam 22.3°C, Kokernag 24.6°C, Kupwara 26.0°C and Gulmarg 15.0°C.